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2014 Movies Review Archive

The films we love (and don't love) as the year unfolds

  • Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, The Judge, movie review
    Warner Bros.

    The Judge

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    Rating: R Run time: 2 hours 21 minutes Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton Director: David Dobkin

    1 of 43
  • Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, My Old Lady, Movies
    Cohen Media Group

    My Old Lady

    Read the review Rating: PG-13 Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes Stars: Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas Director: Israel Horovitz

    2 of 43
  • Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman Star, This is Where I Leave You, movie review
    Warner Bros.

    'This Is Where I Leave You

    Read the review Rating: R Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda Director: Shawn Levy

    3 of 43
  • James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy, The Drop, movie review
    Fox Searchlight

    The Drop

    Read the review Rating: R Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes Stars: James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace Director: Michaël R. Roskam

    4 of 43
  • Dakota Fanning, Kevin Kline, The Last of Robin Hood, movie review
    Everett Collection

    'The Last of Robin Hood'

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    Rating:
    R Running Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Max Casella, Dakota Fanning, Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

    5 of 43
  • Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Love is Strange, Summer Movie Preview
    Sony Pictures Classics

    Love Is Strange

    Read the review Rating: R Running Time: 98 minutes Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei Director: Ira Sachs

    6 of 43
  • Mickey Rourke, Sin City, Summer Movie Preview
    The Weinstein Company

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Read the review Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
    Stars: Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis Director: Robert Rodriguez

    7 of 43
  • Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, The Giver
    The Weinstein Company

    The Giver

    Read the review Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites Director: Phillip Noyce

    8 of 43
  • Helen Mirren, British Actress,
    Dreamworks

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

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    Rating: PG Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes Stars: Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Helen Mirren, Om Puri Director: Lasse Hallström

    9 of 43
  • Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up, Summer Movie Preview
    Universal Pictures

    Get on Up

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    Rating: PG-13 Run time: 2 hours 18 minutes Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Director: Tate Taylor

    10 of 43
  • Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, And So It Goes, movie review
    Clay Enos/Clarius Entertainment

    And So It Goes

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Rob Reiner, Frances Sternhagen, Frankie Valli Director: Rob Reiner

    11 of 43
  • Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Magic in the Moonlight, movie review
    Sony Pictures Classics

    Magic in the Moonlight

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 97 minutes Stars: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver Director: Woody Allen

    12 of 43
  • Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson, Land Ho!, Summer Movie Preview
    Sony Pictures Classics

    Land Ho!

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    Rated: R Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Stars: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson Directors: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens

    13 of 43
  • Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy, Tammy, movie review
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Tammy

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Sarah Baker, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Allison Janney, Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Oh, Susan Sarandon Director: Ben Falcone

    14 of 43
  • Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Begin Again, movie review
    The Weinstein Company

    Begin Again

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Stars: CeeLo Green, Catherine Keener, Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld Director: John Carney

    15 of 43
  • John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Jersey Boys
    Warner Bros.

    Jersey Boys

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    Rating: R Running Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes Stars: Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken, John Lloyd Young Director: Clint Eastwood

    16 of 43
  • Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Third Person, Movies
    Sony Pictures Classics

    Third Person

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    Rating: R Running Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes Stars: Kim Basinger, Maria Bello, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Moran Atias, Olivia Wilde Director: Paul Haggis

    17 of 43
  • Allison Janney, Trust Me, Movies
    Starz Digital Media

    Trust Me

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    Rating: R Running time: 90 minutes Stars: Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Saxon Sharbino Director: Clark Gregg

    18 of 43
  • Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund, Lullaby
    ARC Entertainment

    Lullaby

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 57 minutes Stars: Amy Adams, Anne Archer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Richard Jenkins Director: Andrew Levitas

    19 of 43
  • Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, The Edge of Tomorrow, Summer Movie Preview
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Edge of Tomorrow

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1 hour, 53 minutes Stars: Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson Director: Doug Liman

    20 of 43
  • Angelina Jolie, Maleficent, Disney, movie review
    Frank Connor/Disney Enterprises, Inc.

    Maleficent

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    Run Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
    Rated: PG Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
    Director: Robert Stromberg

    21 of 43
  • Clive Owen, Julette Binoche, Words and Pictures, movie review
    Roadside Attractions

    Words and Pictures

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Stars: Juliette Binoche, Clive Owen Director: Fred Schepisi

    22 of 43
  • Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, The Love Punch, Summer Movie Preview
    Pictorial Press Ltd./Alamy

    The Love Punch

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    Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson Director: Joel Hopkins

    23 of 43
  • Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Michael C. Hall, Cold in July, Summer Movie Preview
    IFC Films

    Cold in July

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    Run Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes Rated: R Stars: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard Director: Jim Mickle

    24 of 43
  • Jon Hamm, Million Dollar Arm, movie review
    Walt Disney Pictures

    Million Dollar Arm

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    Rating: PG Running Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes Stars: Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Lake Bell Director: Craig Gillespie

    25 of 43
  • jon favreau, john leguziamo, chef, movie review
    Open Road Films

    Chef

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes Stars: Emjay Anthony, Bobby Cannavale, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Sofia Vergara Director: Jon Favreau

    26 of 43
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon, Amma Asante, Belle, movie review
    Courtesy Fox Searchlight

    Belle

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    Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Stars: Sarah Gadon, Matthew Goode, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Reid, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson Director: Amma Asante

    27 of 43
  • Helen Hunt, Decoding Annie Parker, movie review
    Entertainment One Films

    Decoding Annie Parker

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes Stars: Bob Gunton, Helen Hunt, Rashida Jones, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Bradley Whitford Director: Steven Bernstein

    28 of 43
  • John Turturro, Fading Gigilo, movie review
    Everett Collection

    Fading Gigolo

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Stars: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber Director: John Turturro

    29 of 43
  • Christopher Meloni, Samll Time, Movies for Grownups
    Everett Collection

    Small Time

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes Stars: Xander Berkeley, Devon Bostick, Christopher Meloni, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Norris Director: Joel Surnow

    30 of 43
  • Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman, For No Good Reason
    Everett Collection

    For No Good Reason

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes Stars: Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman Director: Charlie Paul

    31 of 43
  • Kelly Reilly, Greg Kinnear, Connor Corum, Heaven Is For Real
    Sony Pictures

    Heaven Is for Real

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    Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Stars: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Margo Martindale Director: Randall Wallace

    32 of 43
  • Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Kevin Costner, Draft Day, movie review
    Summit Entertainment

    Draft Day

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Chadwick Boseman, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, Denis Leary Director: Ivan Reitman

    33 of 43
  • Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Noah, movie review
    Paramount Pictures

    Noah

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Nick Nolte

    34 of 43
  • Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, The Railway Man, movie review
    The Weinstein Company

    Railway Man

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Director: Jonathan Teplitzky Stars: Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, Nicole Kidman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Stellan Skarsgård

    35 of 43
  • Robert Redford, Chris Evans, Marvel's Captain America, movie review
    Walt Disney Studios

    Captain America

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

    36 of 43
  • Michael Pena, Cesar Chavez, movies for grownups
    Lionsgate

    Cesar Chavez

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, John Malkovich, Michael Peña Director: Diego Luna

    37 of 43
  • Le Weekend, Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, movie review
    Music Box Films

    Le Week-End

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Stars: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum Director: Roger Michell

    38 of 43
  • Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Getty

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

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    Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton Director: Wes Anderson

    39 of 43
  • The Wind Rises, Jiro Horikoshi, World War II, animated film
    Everett

    The Wind Rises

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes Stars: (voices): Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Mandy Patinkin, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci Director: Hayao Miyazaki

    40 of 43
  • Liam Neeson, Non-Stop, air marshall, movie review
    Universal/Everett Collection

    Non-Stop

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Stars: Michelle Dockery, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong'o Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

    41 of 43
  • Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, About Last Night, movie review
    Sony Pictures

    About Last Night

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    Rating:   Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Stars: Joy Bryant, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Christopher McDonald, Paula Patton Director: Steve Pink

    42 of 43
  • Gattlin Griffith, Josh Brolin, Kate Winsle, Labor Day, movie review
    Paramount Pictures

    Labor Day

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    Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Kate Winslet

    43 of 43

Reviews from AARP film critics Bill Newcott and Meg Grant are listed here from the most recent to oldest for 2014.

Refer back to this list often, especially when you're thinking about renting a DVD or watching movies on TV or your computer. 

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